The following is an excerpt from Sharyl Attkisson's article in Epoch Times.
Few matters are so important as the integrity of the information we receive and the recent degradation in its reliability.
With the recent leak of a Supreme Court draft related to the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion case, it underscores how corrupted so many of our important institutions have become by those dedicated to shaping public opinion in a sometimes-dishonest way.
Nearly every facet of our American institutions have been infiltrated by activists, corporate and political propagandists, and even criminals.
Here are 10 key institutions which have been successfully infilatrated by information-shapers.
High-profile corporations increasingly do business, or withhold business, on the basis of political considerations in an effort to sway public opinion. Additionally, they take part in removing the ability of some people they disagree with to sell products, conduct bank transactions, or otherwise operate their businesses. One recent example is retailers, including Kohl’s and Bed, Bath and Beyond banning popular “My Pillow” products from the company owned by conservative and ardent Trump supporter Mike Lindell.
Sports organizations have stepped into the political realm to try to force some views and censor or punish those who take opposing viewpoints. One recent example is Major League Baseball stripping the All-Star Game from Atlanta over a Georgia law designed to strengthen election integrity after a troubled and error-riddled 2020 election. Sports institutions are also involved in trying to sway public discourse on the issue of males competing as females on girls’ and women’s teams, such as the swimmer born as Will Thomas who switched names to Lia Thomas and joined the women’s team at the University of Pennsylvania, setting numerous women’s records.
3. Big Tech
Big Tech’s well-known fake fact checks, censorship and disinformation have manipulated the information landscape in a more dramatic and chilling way than most any other factor. The biggest example is Big Tech’s censorship of arguably the most important political figure of our time: Donald Trump. Recent major examples of the sector fostering disinformation include amplifying claims that the Hunter Biden laptop story was Russian disinformation and censoring stories about it; repeatedly backing false information related to Covid, while censoring accurate information or legitimate scientific views; and falsely labelling the Covid-19 lab origin story as a conspiracy theory.
4. Public Health Agencies
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other public health agencies have increasingly departed from the realm of public interest and science in order to advance false narratives and disinformation. Recent examples include the head of CDC, Rochelle Walensky, falsely claiming that people who are vaccinated don’t carry and can’t spread Covid; and the agency knowingly putting out disinformation that falsely claimed original vaccine studies showed a benefit for people who’ve been infected with Covid getting vaccinated. Another example is National Institutes of Health (NIH) officials Drs. Francis Collins and Anthony Fauci privately working with the media to smear and discredit highly-credentialed scientists who disagreed with the lockdown approach on Covid.
Members of Congress within both parties have gotten caught taking part in questionable information-shaping and manipulation, particularly when it comes to pharmaceutical-related material. One recent example is members of Congress unilaterally writing letters to or contacting Big Tech, in order to get certain topics or scientific studies and discussions controversialized or banned. Some of the members of Congress who are engaged in the efforts are the same ones responsible for their own high-profile disinformation campaigns. A recent example of that is Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who repeatedly pushed false and misleading information on the Trump-Russia narrative, lobbying Big Tech to censor certain information related to Covid-19.
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Greg Frech says
Your 10 grievances read like the ones in the Declarationn of Independence which ended with this line:
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
It is time for Redexit.
Mark Zaenger says
Riki Tiki Tavi says
The dis-United States of Oligarchy may need to re-activate the US Constitution. This caveat is obscured by a presumption that the principality-- we know as DC, still represents We the People's well being. Truth be told (a dangerous thing in 2022: Truth), there are historical events that suggest that an insurrection occurred over a century ago. Regulating textbook content is a handy tool of the State.
INGRID C DURDEN says
Even the Law is now lawless. How can a country survive that does not obey its own constitution?
The only way that I can see to solve this problem is through a civil war, since this disinformation is so embedded into our government.